Poverty & Race

Poverty & Race is a magazine focusing on Humanities

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, January/February

A Human Rights Lens on Civil Legal Assistance
Studies indicate that about 80% of low-income Americans cannot obtain needed civil legal assistance. The unmet needs are often critical, as pro se litigants face eviction proceedings, cut-offs of subsistence benefits, or issues of domestic violence....
Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Survey from the Field
Our nation's school discipline rates have reached all-time highs. As suspension, expulsion and schoolbased arrest rates grow, racial disparities in discipline continue to widen. Despite a wealth of research on the harms of these exclusionary discipline...
Game Theory Academy
In 2010, The Witt Award again [this was a renewal of the previous year's grant] contributed to the development of my vision for the Game Theory Academy. Sixty-five youth completed the full ten-session GTA curriculum, and another 30 participated in one-time...
OLA Oregon Latinos in Action
In looking back at my time as a Witt Intern, I am most proud of the newly formed Hispanic Committee (OLA Oregon Latinos in Action). They are very passionate about social justice and being part of an organization that will be very active in helping the...
PRRAC Update
* This month we are pleased to welcome PRRACs new Deputy Director, Saba Bireda. Saba comes to us from the Center for American Progress, a DC-based progressive think tank, where she served as an Education Policy Analyst. Prior to her work at CAP, she...
Resources
Most Resources are available directly from the issuing organization, either on their website (if given) or via other contact information listed.Materials published by PRRAC are available through our website: www.prrac.org. Prices include the shipping/...
Response to PRRAC Critique of CNT's Housing + Transportation Affordability Index
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) appreciates the opportunity to respond to a recent [July/ Aug. 2010 P&R, p. 13] critique of our Housing + Transportation (H +T) Affordability Index (htaindex.cnt.org) as a tool for siting affordable housing.The...
Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis
Research suggests that data on suspension at the middle-school level are rarely analyzed, despite the likelihood that suspension in middle school has significant long-term negative repercussions on achievement and graduation. Having analyzed some middle-school...
The International Year for People of African Descent
During its 64th session held in 2009, the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 64/169, proclaimed the year beginning on 1 January 2011 The International Year for People of African Descent. The stated purpose of the International Year was...
The Year's Political Opportunities
Why, precisely, a Year for People of African descent?Recently, I heard that the term race and racism should not be used. The justification is that there is only one human race and use of the terms "race" and "racism" just perpetuates the problem. It...
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